Families of the victims of the Birmingham pub bombings have had a request for legal aid granted just days before inquest proceedings into the 1974 terror attacks are due to get under way.
High Rise Fire Training Centre Opens In Oldbury
A special training centre to help fire fighters prepare for fires in high rise buildings has opened in Oldbury.
The 6 million pound facility is the first of it's kind in the world.
It's a replica of a block of flats or offices, Heart's Rebecca Swash saw fire fighters being put through their paces by chief fire officer Phil Hales, he said:
'We've got so many high rise buildings here in the West Midlands that it's so important our fire fighters have those skills. This facility is invaluable. '
A drug dealer from Birmingham who went on the run almost a decade's been jailed for more than 4 and a half years.
Kenichi Philips was shot dead as he sat in a parked car in Ladywood in March.
Jamaican born Douane Brown will spend at least 21 years in jail for the killing.
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